HAC – HARDWARE ACCELERATION COACHING

ABOUT HAC

HAC is an acceleration program dedicated to startups and future hardware entrepreneurs ready to develop their projects in the fields of
mechatronics and advanced manufacturing, cleantech and sustainability, electrification and hydrogen applications.

During HAC, Tech-Up Accelerator and Industrio Ventures, technical partner of the program, will accompany you in the development of your startup in a 3-month acceleration program that will end with an Demo Day, where startups will present to an audience of investors and companies.

 

The call for HAC 2022 is open until the 22nd of July!

TIMELINE

CALL FOR STARTUPS

14th June – 22nd July

SCREENING OF APPLICATIONS and INTERVIEWS

22nd July – 29th July

PUBLICATION OF SELECTED TEAMS

By the 5th of August

ACCELERATION PROGRAM

Mid September – End of November

 

DEMO DAY

Beginning of December

MATCHMAKING MEETINGS WITH COMPANIES

December – February 2023

WHO IS HAC FOR?

HAC is aimed at Hardware and Phygital startups that have the ambition to innovate the world of industry in these four strategic areas:

WHO IS HAC FOR?

HAC is aimed at Hardware and Phygital startups that have the ambition to innovate the world of industry in these four strategic areas:

MECHATRONICS AND ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

ELECTRIFICATION &HYDROGEN APPLICATIONS

CLEANTECH AND SUSTAINABILITY

AGRITECH

WHAT HAC OFFERS

Starting from the evaluation of the entrepreneurial project, we support the selected startups in a coaching and entrepreneurial growth path and we promote concrete actions of collaboration and Open Innovation with consolidated companies in the area.

In particular, HAC offers:

  • An Acceleration program lasting 3 months, from September to November 2021;
  • Access to a network of over 1000 companies, leaders in several industrial sectors, adhering to Unindustria Reggio Emilia, with which to establish collaborations and partnerships;
  • Support in product development through the assistance of technical partners, use of testing laboratories, contacts and collaborations with companies;
  • One2one personalized meetings on market validation, business modelling, marketing, design thinking, intellectual property protection and opportunities to access public tenders;
  • Free membership for one year in Unindustria Reggio Emilia with full access to the services provided by the association;
  • Visibility and presence on the Tech-Up Accelerator website;
  • Fundraising support thanks to a network of Funds, Venture Capitalists, Business Angels, Corporate Investors and Credit Institutions;
  • Contacts with the IN-ER network of Emilia Romagna Incubators.
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CONTACTS

Acceleration
Building #19 Tecnopolo Reggio Emilia

Lab & Coworking
Via Sicilia, 21 Reggio Emilia

For more information
techup@dd-re.it

Con il coordinamento di
UNINDUSTRIA REGGIO EMILIA
42121 Reggio Emilia – Via Toschi, 30/a